Self Harm Quotes (134 quotes)
Showing our scars
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "self-harm" Showing of My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my will to survive. They're part of my history that'll always be there. If you can bleed-see it, feel it-then you know you're alive.
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Emma's mom first noticed the cuts when Emma was doing the dishes one night. Emma told her mom that their cat had scratched her. Her mom seemed surprised that the cat had been so rough, but she didn't think much more about it. Emma's friends had noticed something strange as well. Even when the weather was hot, Emma wore long-sleeved shirts. She had become secretive, too, like something was bothering her.
A few of the many excuses myself and other have used to explain away injuries — injuries caused by ourselves. Some are perhaps plausible, others utterly ridiculous. The response from the person we tell? The second, although on reflection I feel that reaction came from the right place, means they knew what it really was and they were trying to let me know that, challenging my excuse. But it again just exacerbates the guilt and shame.